Press Release Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform July 21, 2014 Contact: Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Jr (503) 287-0261 Rev. Dr. T. Allen Bethel (503) 288-7241 The Settlement Agreement with Police Captain Mark Kruger The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform oppose the Settlement with Captain Mark Kruger made by Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief of Police Mike Reese. This Settlement Agreement stemming from a legal claim against the city filed by Captain Kruger in 2013 rewards him for actions that are completely contrary to the major reform efforts of the Justice Department suit against the city for a diverse, accountable, just, community oriented and transparent police bureau. The negotiated settlement by outside counsel due to internal conflict of interest and the decision by Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief of Police Mike Reese agreeing, signing and offering Captain Kruger abundant rewards for his past sustained detrimental actions against the city of Portland and the Portland Police Bureau is an insult to every freedom and justice loving citizen in the City of Portland. The citizens of Portland remember that the actions of Captain Kruger in 1999 of a ceremonial service worshiping Hitler and the Third Reich as he honored five Nazi-era German soldiers who waged a war against humanity.